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Lead Stories Podcast is the flagship podcast of Lead Stories Media. Co hosts and executive producers Jo Saxton and Stephanie Williams O'Brien tell tales of leadership and life with the aim to encourage, equip and empower. 

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Nov 7, 2016

Whether they are intentional or not, we all have routines and rituals in our lives.  Positively or negatively, they shape our leadership, relationships and productivity.


This week Jo and Steph discuss the rituals and routines they have found helpful to be intentional about in their lives, from prayer practices, retreat days, physical health, review and mentoring.


Jo and Steph discuss questions such as:

- How can we embrace helpful rituals without becoming legalistic?

- What practices can help us be more aware of what God is doing?

- What if my rituals don’t make me feel good - are they still worth continuing?

- Why is looking after our bodies so important to leadership?

- What difference do morning and night routines make to our lives?


Discussion questions:

1) What are your prayer and retreat rituals? Are you happy with them? Is there anything you would like to change?


2) Rate how well you look after your body from 1 to 10.  What are the rituals connected with eating and exercise which are supporting your life and leadership and which ones are holding you back?


3) What are your morning and evening routines and rituals? Are you being intentional about them? Is there anything you would like to change to make sure those spaces are life-giving (spiritually, emotionally, physically) and fuel the rest of your day?

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Jennifer Owens
seven and a half years ago

Ladies,,, this was awesome. I feel so spiritually dry lately, and I know it's because I fail to do the necessary rituals and keep them in place. Thanks for ideas about lists and fuel for our bodies and the spiritual perspectives we need to challenge our self- leadership!( Yes!) I'll be 50 next year, and my body just needs and deserves a different kind of discipline for leading and I'm accepting the challenge, starting today. Amen. Thanks!